Disney / Marvel To Make Kingdom of Wakanda Series For Disney+

Ryan Coogler and Kevin Feige on state with the words Black Panther on a screen behind them

Disney/ Marvel has announced that they have an exclusive television deal with Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media. Coogler co-wrote and directed the original Black Panther and is currently working on the second film. Now he will be working with Disney and Marvel to develop the new series for Disney+.

Proximity Media is multi-media company that was founded by Ryan Coogler along with Zinzi Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis, Sev Ohanian and Peter Nicks.

Bob Iger had this to say about Mr. Coogler’s work:

Ryan Coogler is a singular storyteller whose vision and range have made him one of the standout filmmakers of his generation. With Black Panther, Ryan brought a groundbreaking story and iconic characters to life in a real, meaningful and memorable way, creating a watershed cultural moment. We’re thrilled to strengthen our relationship and look forward to telling more great stories with Ryan and his team.

Mr. Coogler offered this statement about the new deal for Proximity Media:

It’s an honor to be partnering with The Walt Disney Company. Working with them on Black Panther was a dream come true. As avid consumers of television, we couldn’t be happier to be launching our television business with Bob Iger, Dana Walden and all the amazing studios under the Disney umbrella. We look forward to learning, growing, and building a relationship with audiences all over the world through the Disney platforms. We are especially excited that we will be taking our first leap with Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and their partners at Marvel Studios where we will be working closely with them on select MCU shows for Disney+. We’re already in the mix on some projects that we can’t wait to share.

I think a lot of people will be excited about this. “Black Panther” was a very popular film and many fans have been asking for me. Of course Disney is going to do this as their “direct-to-consumer” offerings, like Disney+, are where they are putting the majority of their focus moving forward.  Being based on the “Kingdom of Wakanda” it opens up a lot of potential characters they could build on. I would have been more surprised if they didn’t do this.

Congrats to Proximity Media for the multi year deal!

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Source: Marvel.com

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